Can't they all just get along? Apparently not. No matter how big or small your workplace, sooner or later, relations between two employees will erupt into conflict. Before long, the simmering hostility seems to permeate their every meeting and interaction. It's impossible not to notice the bite in their tone even when they try to carry on a civil conversation. Trouble is, oftentimes they're both valuable to the company and cause no problems outside of their personality conflict with one another.
What's the solution? Over the years, we've seen managers try several different approaches—some effective, some not. Let's take a look at some of them:
Whichever approach you decide on, act quickly. Allowing a personality conflict to fester will only make things worse. Why let a skirmish escalate into World War III?